The Facts of Life According to Lisa Whelchel. AgapePress has a long profile on the former actress, who discovered God and has become sugar-sweet and light. I almost OD-ed on the glucose level.

I thought I’d pass the link so you could find out what happened to her, now that she’s married to a preacher and has shot out a few urchins, who are now teens. Boy, I feel old.

But to Whelchel, risking success didn’t matter when it came to her devotion to Christ. For example, she took a bold stand on the set of The Facts of Life early on in the show.

“They wanted my character to lose her virginity, and I was able to stand up and say, ‘I can’t do that. I can’t use the talent God has given me to continue to perpetuate the lie that sex outside of marriage is just a normal fact of life,'” Whelchel recalled. “The producers were very honoring of that and respectful and didn’t ultimately write that script for me.

“So I was thankful for the opportunity, however small, to take a stand for righteousness,” she added.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding